lackadaisy


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lackadaisy

(ˈlækəˌdeɪzɪ)
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PARK TOP bay filly, born May 27, 1964 Pedigree Donatello Alycidon Aurora Kalydon (b 1956) Bobsleigh Lackaday Lackadaisy Prince Chevalier Arctic Prince Arctic Sun Nellie Park (b 1957) Denturius Oola Hills Chikoo Bred by Mrs L Scott in Britain 500gns Tattersalls Houghton yearling sales Race record Ran 24 Won 13 2nd 6 3rd 2 Earned pounds 137,572 Big races won Ribblesdale Stakes, Prix d'Hedouville, Coronation Cup, Hardwicke Stakes, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Prix Foy, La Coupe, Cumberland Lodge Stakes Your recollections of last week's Giant of the Turf, NijinskyWas lucky enough to beat Ascot when he won the King George.
A lad of 12 and full of life, By no means lackadaisy, Impetuous, as I recall, And yes, a little crazy.
It began as alackaday, an interjection expressing regret over a bad day; then it was extended into lackadaisy, and finally Laurence Sterne, the 18th century English novelist, made out of it the word lackadaisical, meaning listless, languid, exhibiting no spirit or interest.